1. Choose File > Import > Video, or choose Insert from the Video view’s pop-up menu.The Import Video dialog box appears. In the Files of Type field, select the kind of video file you’re looking for.
3. Check the Show File Info option to display information about the file in the File Info section of the dialog box.
4. Check the Import Audio Stream option if you want to load the file’s audio data.
5. Check the Import As Mono Tracks option if you want to import the file’s audio data as one or more mono tracks.
6. Click Open.SONAR loads the video file and displays it in the Video view. If you choose to import audio data, SONAR inserts a new track above the currently selected track, and puts the audio data in a clip or clips on the new track.
Note 1: When you save a project that contains video, SONAR saves the project’s video file by reference only; the actual video data remains in the original file. Video data is not saved in bundle files, so it must be backed up on its own.
Note 2: After you load a video file into a project, you can play it back either in the Video view, or on an external DV device through a FireWire port. See Video playback on a FireWire DV device for more information.
3. To change the display size of the video, right-click in the Video view and choose Stretch Options > [desired size] from the pop-up menu.
Note: When you play a video file that has high temporal compression, such as movies optimized for web delivery, playback may not be smooth unless you disable video thumbnails, (see Using the Video Thumbnails pane for more information).
2. If your computer is not fast enough to play back video efficiently, you can get better performance by temporarily disabling video animation during playback.
Click the time display to cycle between MBT, SMPTE, Frames and None
Right-click in the Video view and choose an option from the Time Display Format menu:
1. Move the Now time to the place where you want SMPTE time to be either 00:00:00:00, or a number you can enter.
2. Use the Project > Set Timecode At Now command to open the Set Timecode At Now Time dialog box.
3. If you want to set SMPTE time to 00:00:00:00 (the dialog’s default value) at the current Now time, click OK to close the dialog box. If you want to set SMPTE time to some other value at the current Now time, type that value into the SMPTE/MTC Time field, and click OK to close the dialog box.Do one of the following:
Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Clock and choose the frame rate you want from the six choices, then click OK.Right-click in the Video view and choose an option from the Stretch Options menu:
SONAR adjusts the video display according to the selected option. The stretch option is used to recalculate the video display size whenever you resize the Video view.
Right-click in the Video view and choose a color option from the Background Color menu.
1. Right-click in the Video view and choose Video Properties.
Note: The project’s video file is saved in the project by reference only, the actual video data remains in the original file. Video data is not saved in bundle files, so it must be backed up on its own.
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